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Easy Crockpot Pesto Chicken

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Kelley Grant is a contributor on Work it Mom, and owner of The Grant Life

We’ve all made resolutions for the new year but now it’s more important to think about how we can stick to them throughout the coming year. One of the most common resolutions is to get healthy and lose weight. It’s a great resolution to have but you need to have a plan in place in order to succeed. One of the easiest ways I have found to stick to a healthy diet is to put myself on a meal plan. It’s so simple and yet makes such a huge difference in the end. Which is why I’m going to share an easy recipe that is both healthy and meal plan worthy.

I absolutely love crockpot meals because they are easy and quick.  This pesto chicken is no exception.  A little prep work up front and you have a delicious meal waiting for you at the end of the day.  To make your own you will need:

  • Chicken loin or 2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 jar of pesto
  • 1 can of chicken broth plus one can of water
  • Potatoes or other veggies, if desired

Take your fresh chicken and cover it in the pesto.  Put it in a ziplock baggie and freeze it.  When you are ready to cook it add the frozen (pesto covered) chicken to the crockpot along with your veggies and chicken broth.  Use your chicken broth can and add an additional can of water.  Set it on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.  Scoop it all out of the crockpot and enjoy!

Another great perk of crockpot cooking is that the smell fills the entire house.  Sometimes I worry during the middle of the day about dinner, and then the smell wafts in and I remember I have a delicious meal in the crockpot.  Plus, any fat on the chicken tends to melt off in the crockpot making it and even healthier choice!  Easy, health and delicious.  This crockpot pesto chicken has it all!

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